The organization is a not for profit entity that works with young people, helping them attain successful futures for themselves and their communities. In the past eighteen years the program, through its activities has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth in Zimbabwe and through its ever-growing partnerships will eventually make an even greater impact regionally. The organization is now looking to recruit a motivated, committed and qualified individual who shares our belief in the power of young people to lead positive change to help drive this expansion and ensure that programme quality underpins all programme planning and development.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The key functions are: Leadership; Operational planning and management; Program planning and management; Human resource planning and management; Financial planning and management; Partnership/stakeholder relationship management; Risk management
Key Skills and Qualifications
Graduate level degree in relevant field of study preferably social sciences, development studies, or equivalent work experience; Proven leader, with at least three years management experience in programme and/or human resources management; At least five years of experience in development sector or NGO, particularly in youth empowerment initiatives; Experience in programme management, strategic leadership, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation and/or capacity building; Fluent written and spoken English; Excellent IT, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; Experience of working with young people highly preferred; Experience of design and evaluation of youth empowerment programmes; Knowledge of relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the areas of youth empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, livelihoods and other poverty-related global development priorities preferred.
The individual must possess strategic astuteness, be results oriented, have demonstrated analytical skills, be forward thinking and be able to supervise and support programmes to maximise impact. The successful individual will have the interpersonal skills necessary to establish and manage working relationships with staff and programmes experience. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment as part of a growing and developing organisation, and be personally committed to The Organization’s mission and values.
Visionary leadership; Confident and natural communicator and connector; Passionate for the organization’s mission; Proven fundraising skills and financially savvy; Experience in a top management role.
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